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Nebraska Hospital Uses Team Approach to Reduce UTIs in Rehab Patients

In a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most common type of infection contracted from healthcare settings. According to an abstract presented at the 38th Annual Educational Conference and [...]

No Significant Association Found Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Cardiovascular Death

Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality according to evaluation of mortality data in a large registry of men treated for prostate cancer. ADT is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.  Some studies have shown that it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but other studies have [...]

Botox Approved in Ireland for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

The Irish Medicines Board has approved Botulinum toxin type A to treat urinary incontinence management in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). Neurogenic detrusor overactivity results from nuerogenic bladder due to multiple sclerosis or stable sub-cervical spinal cord injury. Allergan Inc. has said that this step is important in securing national licenses in fourteen European countries that [...]

Saturation Biopsy Detects More Cancers

According to a new report, analysis of 20 to 24 biopsy cores is superior to analysis of 12 to 14 cores for detecting prostate cancer in men who’ve had a normal prostate biopsy in the past. J. Stephen Jones, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio said, “We have shown that transrectal saturation biopsy is as easy and [...]

Study Finds Strong Association Between Smoking and Risk for Bladder Cancer

Data from a large cohort study showed that smoking’s contribution to bladder cancer risk increased over the past 25 years, and the attributable risk in women caught up with that of men. Current smokers increased risk of bladder cancer by four times compared to people who never smoked.  The risk among former smokers two times that [...]

Nebraska Hospital Uses Team Approach to Reduce UTIs in Rehab Patients

20 March 2012

In a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most common type of infection contracted from healthcare settings. According to an abstract presented at the 38th Annual Educational Conference and [...]

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No Significant Association Found Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Cardiovascular Death

14 February 2012

Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality according to evaluation of mortality data in a large registry of men treated for prostate cancer. ADT is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.  Some studies have shown that it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but other studies have [...]

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Botox Approved in Ireland for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

07 February 2012

The Irish Medicines Board has approved Botulinum toxin type A to treat urinary incontinence management in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). Neurogenic detrusor overactivity results from nuerogenic bladder due to multiple sclerosis or stable sub-cervical spinal cord injury. Allergan Inc. has said that this step is important in securing national licenses in fourteen European countries that [...]

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Saturation Biopsy Detects More Cancers

31 January 2012

According to a new report, analysis of 20 to 24 biopsy cores is superior to analysis of 12 to 14 cores for detecting prostate cancer in men who’ve had a normal prostate biopsy in the past. J. Stephen Jones, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio said, “We have shown that transrectal saturation biopsy is as easy and [...]

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Study Finds Strong Association Between Smoking and Risk for Bladder Cancer

24 January 2012

Data from a large cohort study showed that smoking’s contribution to bladder cancer risk increased over the past 25 years, and the attributable risk in women caught up with that of men. Current smokers increased risk of bladder cancer by four times compared to people who never smoked.  The risk among former smokers two times that [...]

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Stem Cell Injections Better than Collagen Injections in Treating Stress Urinary Incontinence

17 January 2012

A new study from Austria has found that injections of stem cells and other cells obtained from a woman’s own body can treat stress urinary incontinence with dramatically better results than conventional collagen injections. These results mimic those from U.S. research that is underway and might also be long-lasting. The study appears in The Lancet. The Austrian [...]

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Sacral Neuromodulation Treats Refractory Idiopathic Urge Urinary Incontinence

10 January 2012

According to Dutch researchers, sacral neuromodulation could be a safe, if impermanent, way to treat refractory idiopathic urge urinary incontinence. Sacral neuromodulation, also known as sacral nerve stimulation, involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator subcutaneously which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation through a lead to the sacral nerve, usually accessed via the S3 forament. In a [...]

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Pre-op Counseling For Prostate Surgery Not Effective

03 January 2012

Researchers have found that over half of men undergoing radical prostatectomy have unrealistic expectations about some of the outcomes. Daniela Wittmann, MSW, and colleagues at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan found that despite a pre-operative education program, 61 percent of men expected the same or better sexual function a year [...]

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Surgery Improves Longevity and Quality of Life for cT3 Prostate Cancer Patients

27 December 2011

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, a leading nonprofit institution providing medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life based in Rochester, Minnesota, have found that long-term survival rates for patients with advanced prostate cancer suggest that they can be good candidates for surgery.  The research team found a twenty-year survival rate [...]

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Reprogrammed Kidney Cells Could Make Transplants and Dialysis Obsolete

20 December 2011

A recently published article in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN) indicates that patients’ own kidney cells can be gathered and reprogrammed, which means that in the future, fewer patients with kidney disease would need complicated, expensive procedures that affect their quality of life. Sharon Ricardo, PhD, from Monash University [...]

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